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This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the field maintenance and repair of construction equipment, and in the general maintenance and overhaul of such equipment. It includes instruction in inspection, maintenance, and repair of tracks, wheels, brakes, operating controls, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical circuitry, and engines.  

Coursework may include transportation systems theory, braking system, climate control, design parameters, drivetrains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry. 

Work-based learning (formerly Co-op) opportunities are available.

Associated Equipment Distributors LogoThe program is accredited by Associated Equipment Distributors (AED).

General Pathway:

Deere C&F Pathway:        

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John Deere Construction
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CES Program of Study


Paige Kearns, Professor/Instructional Department Head
Office: AHT B110
Phone: 919-866-5257
Email: [email protected]

Dennis Blake, Instructor
Office: AHT B105
Phone: 919-866-5252
Email: [email protected]

Richard Jarmon, Instructor
Office: AHT B105
Phone: 919-866-5253
Email: [email protected]

Ruby Hawley, Instructor
Office: AHT B109
Phone: 919-866-5386
Email: [email protected]

Ben Tripp, Instructor
Office: AHT B109
Phone:  919-866-5995
Email: [email protected]

Greg Mintz, Lab Assistant
Office: AHT B109
Phone:  919-866-5998
Email: [email protected]


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